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taxes and pay cuts, instead what they did was they taxed bank deposits. they're calling it a tax. a lot of folks are calling it a seizure. here's what's significant. even small depositors below the insurance threshold are going to get hit. the original number for small depositors below 100,000 euros was 6.5%. they're working in parliament right now about shifting that and any other subsequent plan suggests that if you have insured money it will still get hit. what did we see over the week whend this announcement happened on yesterday? runs on the atms at the banks in cypress because they'd shut down the banks as a result of this. they stopped all wire transfers and you also if you tried to take money out they had partitioned out the amount of money that you were supposed to be giveing to the government each though there hasn't been a vote in parliament. why did cypress need a bailout? its banks are bust. the reason the banks in sicypru they bet the greek debt would not be restructured but it was. that's left a lot of them insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of
and the latest deposit tax scheme. happy anniversary, apple dividend and it was a year ago when the tech giant announced its dividend in 17 years. will apple succumb to the bigger payout as it faces stiffer competition from samsung. lululemon doing the downward facing dog with the transparency with the iconic black yoga pants prompting the retailer to cut sales guidance and boeing clinches an order from ryanair. of course, we begin with the markets. the dow and the s&p 500 hoping to avoid their first three-day losing streak of the year. wall street will be paying close attention in about three hours from now. that country's parliament scheduled to vote on a proposed tax on bank deposits and the controversial measure appears set to go down in defeat. here in the u.s., policymakers begin a two-day meeting in which they're expected to hold current policy. this is one of the meetings where we will get a press conference and people will be hanging on every word and every use of every adjective coming out of the fed chairman's mouth. are you expecting anything? >> i think that, frankly, we are looki
indicating maybe the consumer is not feeling the pinch of higher taxes. meantime, coach popping pre-market on an upgrade from city. as a new report shows that it has been outspending apple in advertising to clench the market share gains it has seen. >> one step closer to getting the 787 back in the skies. the nefaa, a step to ending the two-month long grounding. >> we begin with the markets, by the skin of its teeth, the dow extending the winning streak and posting a record high close for the sixth consecutive day and the s&p closed higher despite hitting fresh five-year highs during yesterday's session. >> the bright spots here is what we saw managed to close higher yesterday were cyclical areas, semiconductors, energy and we had health care participating in that rally and bristol-myers. 11-year highs on that one. >> they screwed up badly and they bought a drug, not unlike glaxo they had, and it was red wine derivative drug and they fell. i will point out that the macarena is central to the thinking. >> really? >> because i went back and looked at this period november 1996 and was
instruments unlike apple and unlike microsoft they actually repatriate and pay the tax on their overseas earnings. >> and you like to see them do that? >> if they actually believed there would be a change and there would be a territorial tax system then leave it there for the time being and if there isn't, they should pay the tax and bring them back. >> for anyone who missed it. you did have a position in apple and you sold out of it last fall. >> no, we cut the position. we are now overweight apple and we completed the position just a couple of days ago. in fact, an interesting thing on an willel, the apple 2015 leaps for the 500s trade around 40 bucks. if apple goes back to where it was six months ago that is four to five times your money. >> bill, thank you so much for joining us and brian, thank you. >> they dragged me in. >> make sure you join us on monday. "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the big question, will today be the day? the s&p 500 surpasses its all-time closing high or should the bears beware the ides of march. i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla
is it that allowed or condoned or suggested the idea that the lower threshold of 100,000 euros should be taxed? >> listen to the statement out of the european commission. one of the myriad of bureaucrats in brussels. the commission made it clear in the euro group meeting before and they capitalized before, the vote in the cypriot government that an alternative solution would be acceptable and preferably one without a levy on deposits below 100,000. the cypriots did not accept such an alternative scenario and they squarely placed the blame on the guys in the parliament building behind me. so we'll see what happens. the breaking point is at some point we're not going to keep stuffing the atms with money. and they'll have to figure it out and close down some banks, et cetera. >> i respect the detail that you've been through, but this market clearly believes that the deal will get done and the banks will get propped up with international aid. we're up 72 points on the dow. nobody in the market appears to be worried about it and we haven't seen a big move on bonds today. how do you reconcile that w
? >> compound tax free offshore, then eventually return. >> you want to see how much they own in real estate, in goal, in forex? >> right. we're going to talk about -- exactly. bridge water -- oh, how is apple doing? >> the analyst out of btig is on the 11:00 hour this morning with us. to his credit he cut the stock when it was $634 last april. missed some of the up side but missed a lot of the downside. he does point out they're probably going to miss. guidance is probably going to miss. management doesn't know what to do with this money. there's products we don't know if they're in the pipeline or if management will even pursue them but he's giving them a huge benefit of the doubt. >> i thought this was one of the most brilliant upgrade i've ever seen. it starts off by basically saying this company is going to blow it. that's why i like it. the reason why i say it is important, this stock has become very psychological. he's basically saying -- he's been at the top before. we know in another bull market he was in there at the top. >> yes, he has the advantage of experience. >> he's saying i
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